Part B News Features
Question: My doctor had a telehealth visit with a 75-year-old patient who has well-controlled diabetes and mild cognitive decline. A week later, with the patient’s permission, the physician gave... More
Question: A new patient came in and saw our physician assistant (PA) for some lacerations. She did not see a doctor. A week later the patient returned for follow up with an M.D. For purposes of billin... More
The latest Medicare enrollment numbers show that while Medicare Advantage continues to gain a share of covered patients, traditional Medicare is fading fast.... More
Question: My doctor had a telehealth visit with a 75-year-old patient who has well-controlled diabetes and mild cognitive decline. A week later, with the patient’s permission, the physician gave... More
Question: A new patient came in and saw our physician assistant (PA) for some lacerations. She did not see a doctor. A week later the patient returned for follow up with an M.D. For purposes of billin... More
The latest Medicare enrollment numbers show that while Medicare Advantage continues to gain a share of covered patients, traditional Medicare is fading fast.... More
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On Jan. 4, 2021, CMS updated the Part B conversion factor to $34.89, an increase of 8% over the previously finalized rate. The agency also revised total relative value units (RVU) for hundreds of services. Find the latest fees here.
Through the array of charts and data contained in this special report, you’ll find key characteristics of the medical practice professional working in ambulatory care settings today. From education and credentialing to emerging responsibilities and shifting practice trends, discover an illustrative look at the key personnel keeping medical practices going strong.
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The latest Medicare enrollment numbers show that while Medicare Advantage continues to gain a share of covered patients, traditional Medicare is fading fast.
The number of office E/M visits performed via telehealth spiked in April 2020, a sign that medical practices around the country took advantage of the relaxed rules for telehealth services that went into effect March 1, 2020.

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